Joe grew up in Bowie, Texas. This is where he met his future wife, Tonya. After a short 6 months of dating, they wed and moved to Corsicana.
In Corsicana, Joe ran a successful roofing company, but fishing and hunting had always been his passion.
Joe and Tonya lived in Corsicana with their 3 children for 16 years. In that time, Tonya completed her Bachelor’s Degree in education at Texas A&M and earned a job teaching second grade at CISD.
In 2006, Joe and Tonya moved to the country to the small town of Coolidge, Texas.
Tonya continued teaching, while Joe pursued fishing and hunting full-time. He began guiding on Richland Chambers Lake with his friend and together they created Hooked Up Guide Services. After a short time, his friend decided to pursue other adventures and Joe continued on with the business.